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qicr lite IRC client beta


An update?! Say what?! It's about time!

NEW:
* Widgets for Android 3.0 and up! Open as many channels as you want at the same time, from the home screen, multitask with ease! (Experimental)
* Android 4.1 and up: Chat without leaving your current app, choose 'Chat' from the notification! Tons of awesome

So many changes and improvements, give it a shot, this is totally worth your time!

This is still an early beta/alpha as it's not feature-complete. Please be sure to submit all Force Close errors.

chat about qicr on irc.freenode.net/#qicr

Please report any issues and feedback via github, IRC or email, comments are not always monitored and cannot be addressed.

Known Issues:

* Sometimes a channel stops sending/receiving output (please help in reproducing/diagnosing) -- possibly server disconnects without actually being reflected in UI
* No way to cancel connecting (can change the icon to say disconnect, but it doesn't stop)
* Rotating the device while on the add server dialog will clear the dialog and lose information that has not been saved
* Server Add/Edit dialog does not render well when switching day/night modes

Features:
* Fast
* Nick colors (nicks are randomly assigned 1 of 10 colors to easily follow conversations)
* Unified, modern UI on Android 2.2 and up
* Lag timer (periodically ping self to determine connection lag; on servers tab)
* Configurable quad-mode channel navigation: swipe between all channels no matter the mode, choice of tabbed UI, a drop down menu in the actionbar, or drawer menu that slides in from the left.
* CTCP commands, including /ping
* SSL support
* BNC support (znc tested)
* Raw command support (/raw)
* Multiple-servers single-view
* Swipe and tab between channels
* Nick completion = search button (multi-tap capable)
* Full Honeycomb and ICS (phone and tablet) optimization
* Full external keyboard support on Android 3.0+ (ALT-1 through ALT-0 and ALT-Q through ALT-P = Tabs 1 through 20; CTRL-TAB and CTRL-SHIFT-TAB = forward and back tabs)
* /help for a list of implemented commands
* Speech recognition support, press the button and end a sentence with "over" to automatically send. Say "clear line" to erase the text area.
* New message notifications
* Monospaced font (DejaVuSansMono for pre-ICS) for proper text alignment.
* Nick colors

Future features:
* Last read line marker
* Zebra-striping messages
* Font size customization
* Notification customization (ringtone and led color)
* Configurable command char (default /)
* SASL support (depending on demand)
* Scripting support (javascript; depending on demand)
* More /commands (/ping, /whois, /topic, /kick, /mode, etc.)
* irc:// URL protocol support (depending on demand)
* Implement android.app.backup.BackupAgent support
* IRC logs (do people really want this? 5-star show of hands ;-))
* Channel owner and super-op flags (for rizon, & and ~)
* DCC support, depending on demand

Trivia:
* Written in Scala, not Java
* Open sourced on github (https://github.com/pfn/qicr)

Beta, Lite and Premium details:
This is currently an early beta, bugs are present and features are still missing. Loyal beta users will be upgraded to the premium version automatically (in app) will require a google account authorization when it becomes ready (oauth to an appengine site). Once qicr lite leaves beta, it will be restricted to 3 open tabs or tabs can be unrestricted if one wishes to see ads. The premium version will be sold as a separate app. In addition to all of this, the app itself will be open-sourced, so those too cheap to pay for a Premium version can build it for themselves.

Recent changes:
0.4.0preview6:
require a comment when submitting logs
fix 600dp tablet landscape layout
fix more crash bugs (tablet server fragment stuff)
fix some crashing bugs
add acra crash reporting
use a new layout engine (no xml)
fix some widget crashes
fully beautiful on KitKat
hide keyboard on scrolling/drawers
launch full irc client when tapping on chat window icon
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About qicr lite IRC client beta
An update?! Say what?! It's about time!

NEW:
* Widgets for Android 3.0 and up! Open as many channels as you want at the same time, from the home screen, multitask with ease! (Experimental)
* Android 4.1 and up: Chat without leaving your current app, choose 'Chat' from the notification! Tons of awesome

So many changes and improvements, give it a shot, this is totally worth your time!

This is still an early beta/alpha as it's not feature-complete. Please be sure to submit all Force Close errors.

chat about qicr on irc.freenode.net/#qicr

Please report any issues and feedback via github, IRC or email, comments are not always monitored and cannot be addressed.

Known Issues:

* Sometimes a channel stops sending/receiving output (please help in reproducing/diagnosing) -- possibly server disconnects without actually being reflected in UI
* No way to cancel connecting (can change the icon to say disconnect, but it doesn't stop)
* Rotating the device while on the add server dialog will clear the dialog and lose information that has not been saved
* Server Add/Edit dialog does not render well when switching day/night modes

Features:
* Fast
* Nick colors (nicks are randomly assigned 1 of 10 colors to easily follow conversations)
* Unified, modern UI on Android 2.2 and up
* Lag timer (periodically ping self to determine connection lag; on servers tab)
* Configurable quad-mode channel navigation: swipe between all channels no matter the mode, choice of tabbed UI, a drop down menu in the actionbar, or drawer menu that slides in from the left.
* CTCP commands, including /ping
* SSL support
* BNC support (znc tested)
* Raw command support (/raw)
* Multiple-servers single-view
* Swipe and tab between channels
* Nick completion = search button (multi-tap capable)
* Full Honeycomb and ICS (phone and tablet) optimization
* Full external keyboard support on Android 3.0+ (ALT-1 through ALT-0 and ALT-Q through ALT-P = Tabs 1 through 20; CTRL-TAB and CTRL-SHIFT-TAB = forward and back tabs)
* /help for a list of implemented commands
* Speech recognition support, press the button and end a sentence with "over" to automatically send. Say "clear line" to erase the text area.
* New message notifications
* Monospaced font (DejaVuSansMono for pre-ICS) for proper text alignment.
* Nick colors

Future features:
* Last read line marker
* Zebra-striping messages
* Font size customization
* Notification customization (ringtone and led color)
* Configurable command char (default /)
* SASL support (depending on demand)
* Scripting support (javascript; depending on demand)
* More /commands (/ping, /whois, /topic, /kick, /mode, etc.)
* irc:// URL protocol support (depending on demand)
* Implement android.app.backup.BackupAgent support
* IRC logs (do people really want this? 5-star show of hands ;-))
* Channel owner and super-op flags (for rizon, & and ~)
* DCC support, depending on demand

Trivia:
* Written in Scala, not Java
* Open sourced on github (https://github.com/pfn/qicr)

Beta, Lite and Premium details:
This is currently an early beta, bugs are present and features are still missing. Loyal beta users will be upgraded to the premium version automatically (in app) will require a google account authorization when it becomes ready (oauth to an appengine site). Once qicr lite leaves beta, it will be restricted to 3 open tabs or tabs can be unrestricted if one wishes to see ads. The premium version will be sold as a separate app. In addition to all of this, the app itself will be open-sourced, so those too cheap to pay for a Premium version can build it for themselves.

Recent changes:
0.4.0preview6:
require a comment when submitting logs
fix 600dp tablet landscape layout
fix more crash bugs (tablet server fragment stuff)
fix some crashing bugs
add acra crash reporting
use a new layout engine (no xml)
fix some widget crashes
fully beautiful on KitKat
hide keyboard on scrolling/drawers
launch full irc client when tapping on chat window icon

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A Google User
Oct 8, 2014
Great, with room to grow. I love this Irc client. The widget is fantastic, and the functionality is clean and simple. The updates have greatly reduced the amount of fatal crashing, making it very appealing. The only two things I wish for are support for colored text, and the ability to use a custom display font. If I could use Fixedsys with this client. . .it would be a dream come true! Thanks for your hard work Perry! P.S. Sometimes the widget has an issue automatically scrolling to the very bottom of the channel. Latest android.
A Google User
Oct 7, 2014
Best IRC app by far! This is an excellent IRC client. It is currently in beta and not afraid of having some bugs, but they're usually well worth the extra benefits. This is the only client I could find that offers a dynamic notification that shows the current chat, or a chat window that opens on top of other apps so you don't have to constantly switch back and forth! The developer is responsive and friendly, and bugs are currently being squished. :) Currently 4/5 for the beta version, but this app is a definite 5/5 soon enough!
A Google User
Sep 26, 2014
Fast dev response Writing to the developer to point out a couple of minor bugs got me a swift answer. The app itself is lightweight and doest what it's supposed to do without being a bloated mess. Hopefully it gets more exposure.
A Google User
Sep 11, 2014
Blows the competition away.
A Google User
Aug 29, 2014
Doesn't work I have seen many applications that doesn't work or lag, but this one is the worst... It lag while not working and trying to convince you that it's actually working and that there is no one on irc, and you are alone on irc planet like I'm legend movie.